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Business community could push for change to referendum laws
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Business community could push for change to referendum laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The battle over a proposed development in an upscale Salt Lake City suburb could affect residents’ power to challenge zoning...

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Montana lawmakers take up bills on straws, plastic bags
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Montana lawmakers take up bills on straws, plastic bags

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two bills sponsored by a Missoula senator wending their way through the Legislature could change life as some Montanans know...

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Flood-prone land to become Indiana city’s amphitheater space
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Flood-prone land to become Indiana city’s amphitheater space

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana city is pushing ahead with plans to turn a stretch of flood-prone land into a greenspace that will include...

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Postal Service will keep historic Kauai post office open
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Postal Service will keep historic Kauai post office open

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The U. S. Postal Service has reversed its decision to shut down a historic post office on Kauai. The service says the Lihue...

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Parson plans to shrink Missouri economic development agency
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Parson plans to shrink Missouri economic development agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to downsize the Department of Economic Development and move several hundred staffers to...

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USDA to open offices to help farmers with loans and taxes
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USDA to open offices to help farmers with loans and taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Federal officials say 90 offices will be open in Kansas for three days to process loans and tax information for farmers. The U....

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Tighter economic development rules included in Cuomo budget
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Tighter economic development rules included in Cuomo budget

ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) - After a pair of high-profile corruption trials ending in convictions for two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers, the Democrat...

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3 financial institutions pledge $70M for low-income housing
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3 financial institutions pledge $70M for low-income housing

CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) - Three financial institutions have pledged more than $70 million to fund low-income housing developments in a fast-growing...

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David Callisch rents Silicon Valley apartment for cats
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David Callisch rents Silicon Valley apartment for cats

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a...

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Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York
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Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) - Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will...

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Pease Development Authority settles suit alleging pollution
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Pease Development Authority settles suit alleging pollution

PORTSMOUTH, N. H. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act at the Pease International Tradeport...

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Arizona AG has sued regents over ASU’s real estate projects
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Arizona AG has sued regents over ASU’s real estate projects

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has sued the state Board of Regents over Arizona State University real estate projects that...

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Ikea announces plans to open first New Zealand store
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Ikea announces plans to open first New Zealand store

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea has announced plans to open its first New Zealand store. The company said Friday...

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New Orleans again eyes short-term rental restrictions
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New Orleans again eyes short-term rental restrictions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City Council members in New Orleans are set to discuss proposals that could sharply curtail short-term vacation-rentals of whole...

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Judge rules against Florence in dispute over mining project
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Judge rules against Florence in dispute over mining project

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A judge has upheld a company’s right to mine for copper, ruling that the town of Florence is bound by its approval of a 2003...

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Tacoma apartment building makes affordable units available
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Tacoma apartment building makes affordable units available

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An apartment building near the University of Washington-Tacoma is offering half its units at affordable rates to students...

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Google leases office space in former Los Angeles mall
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Google leases office space in former Los Angeles mall

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google has leased the entirety of a former Los Angeles shopping mall that is being redeveloped into office space. Hudson Pacific...

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Wyoming lawmakers look at property taxes for education
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Wyoming lawmakers look at property taxes for education

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A proposed measure before the Wyoming Legislature would increase taxes for all property in the state to help fund public...

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Michigan Land Bank announces blight elimination grants
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Michigan Land Bank announces blight elimination grants

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Blight elimination funding is available for land banks and governmental units in Michigan counties with fewer than 50,000...

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New garage first step in redeveloping Hartford neighborhood
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New garage first step in redeveloping Hartford neighborhood

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A new parking garage for state office workers near The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is nearing completion and...

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Tennessee city receives $3.6 million for lead remediation
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Tennessee city receives $3.6 million for lead remediation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The federal government has awarded $3.6 million to the Tennessee city of Knoxville to remediate lead in low-income homes....

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6-story garage imploded in Austin, student housing planned
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6-story garage imploded in Austin, student housing planned

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A six-story parking garage in Austin has been imploded to make way for a student housing project near the University of Texas....

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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange
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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state agency plans to swap land in southeast Alaska for federal land that can be developed for timber sales. The Alaska...

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Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term
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Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing to start his second and final term in office next week with a focus on jobs, lowering taxes...

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Bismarck seeks community input for new strategic plan
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Bismarck seeks community input for new strategic plan

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) - Bismarck officials are asking residents about their desires for the city’s growth as they look to prioritize programs and...

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Noem to take office as South Dakota’s 1st female governor
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Noem to take office as South Dakota’s 1st female governor

PIERRE, S. D. (AP) - Republican Kristi Noem is set to take office as South Dakota’s first female governor. Noem will be sworn in Saturday at the...

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UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant
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UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant

DURHAM, N. H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $4 million to research the development of a plan for a comprehensive and...

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Ski towns launch complaint hotline for short-term rentals
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Ski towns launch complaint hotline for short-term rentals

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - A hotline is now live for residents of Breckenridge and Silverthorne to voice any complaints about short-term rentals. The...

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AP FACT CHECK: Visa overstays outpace border crossings
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AP FACT CHECK: Visa overstays outpace border crossings

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a prospective Democratic presidential contender, made waves with a video ad attacking President Donald Trump’s proposed...

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Solar panels present big issues in farming communities, critics say
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Solar panels present big issues in farming communities, critics say

The latest ranking of the “friendliest” states for developing solar energy has been released, adding momentum to the industry’s boom across the U....

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